Schools


Cookie craft

Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School assisted preschoolers with a Thanksgiving cookie craft. Shown are (from left) Lucy Suggs and Greenlee Griffing.




Chapel speaker

Emmy award-winning painter Frank Ordaz was a recent chapel speaker at Jackson Academy. He has worked as a matte painter for films such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” and “E.T.



Support mission

Sisters Anne Fair (left) and Charlotte Lucas (right) raised $254 from a recent lemonade stand that they donated to Mission First, First Presbyterian Day School’s 2017-2018 school-wide mission project. Also shown is Head of School Gary Herring (center).




TIPs

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) identifies seventh-graders in 16 states in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest who have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a grade-level achievement test. These students are invited to participate in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search and take either the SAT or the ACT.


Excel club

The New Summit Excel Club are a group of high school students dedicated to improving their school, community and country through volunteerism. Excel Club focuses on four programs of service: Americanism, youth activities, community service and the prevention of child abuse.



Snow day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students recently enjoyed the rare December snow day.  Spotted building a snowman were (from left) Eli, Susanna and Watts Everett.


Choose kind

Jackson Academy fifth-graders (from left) Emma Ray, Ann Campbell Lake, Wiggy Ball, and Stanton Cole attended a showing of “Wonder” recently with their class. After the film, which deals with themes of kindness, student’s signed a pledge stating “when given the choice between being right or being kind, [we pledge to] choose kind.”


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Breaking News

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Obituaries

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Social

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team.